Reducing Gang Activity: OJJDP Best Practices


Looking for some help to reduce gang crime in your neighborhood? Doing a thorough assessment of the nature and scope of the youth gang problem in your community is just one of the Best Practices from OJJDP.

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has just released a new report called Best Practices To Address Community Gang Problems: OJJDP’s Comprehensive Gang Model, which includes nationwide research on effective gang reduction methods.

Some of these Best Practices include:

  • Addressing the problem
  • Holding youth accountable
  • Providing relevant programming
  • Coordinating community participation

For the full model, click here.

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Karen Edwards

Karen is the Writer/Online Content Producer for JJIE. She's a recent graduate from Kennesaw State University with a degree in Communication.